Best Australian tech deals: cheap gadgets and online sales in September 2018

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It's a gaming bonanza to mark the start of the new week! Sony is hosting a sale that sees the excellent PlayStation VR headset bundle drop to a mouthwateringly low price, while also giving you the opportunity to grab a DualShock 4 controller for less. You can also lay your hands on a Nathan Drake adventure for less than the usual price as well.

However, to mix things up a bit, we've dug up a good deal on the 'Strayan speaking version of the Google Home smart speaker.

These are Monday's deals:

New deals added Monday, September 24

PlayStation VR (V2) with Camera + Game | usually $549 now $319

Step into the world of virtual reality for much less than usual, especially with the help of one of the most popular VR headsets around. While it can only be used with a PS4, this is one of the best options for VR with plenty of high quality content available for the platform. Plus there’s a $230 discount (43% off) to be had on the camera-and-game bundle.View Deal

PS4 DualShock wireless controller | usually $89 now $69

If you’re a PS4 user, you’ll want the DualShock 4 controller as well, and a few extra are always a good idea. So grab them while they’re on sale at Sony’s online storefront for just $69 a pop. That’s a 23% discount on a fantastic choice for a gamepad. It’s available in different colours as well – black, white, green camo, red and blue.View Deal

Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End (PS4) | usually $24 now $17

If you’re a Nathan Drake fan, you’ll want to help him save his loved ones in this Uncharted game, and save some dosh while doing it. The Sony Store has the PS4 game for just $17, a great bargain for new gameplay mechanics, more open environments to explore, and enhanced graphics.View Deal

Google Home smart speaker | usually $199 now $128

Make your home a smart one with the Google Home smart speaker. For just $128, you get the Aussie version of the speaker, and the ability to control automated lighting systems, smart locks and much more, all with just a single voice command.View Deal

Previous days' deals that are still available

Sales are hardly for a single day, unless it's a special occasion. So we see no point in deleting old deals. We hang on to them for two weeks, so if you missed out on them on the day of posting and they're still available, you can still score yourself a great bargain.

Deals added Friday, September 21

Microsoft Surface Laptop i5 / 8GB / 128GB (Platinum) | usually $1,499 now $1,097

This beautifully designed Surface Laptop combines good looks with powerful components, refining the traditional laptop to fit the modern age. And you can save over 20% at Harvey Norman on the i5/8GB/128GB configuration in Platinum, bringing the price down to $1,097 from $1,500.View Deal

JBL Link 500 smart speaker | usually $569.95 now $397

This brand-new Google Home Max competitor from JBL promises big sound thanks to two 89mm woofers and two 20mm tweeters. Plus you get Google Assistant at your beck and call. And while this retails for an eye-watering $569, Harvey Norman is offering the speaker for just $397, for both the black and the white models, saving you nearly $173.

DJI Phantom 4 Pro drone | usually $2,399 now $1,699

Having taken off in May this year, it’s one of the quietest DJI drones targeting the pros. It’s 60% quieter, has a max speed of 72 kmph, and a flight time of 30 minutes. While it usually costs a whopping $2,399, you can snag the Phantom 4 Pro quadcopter for $700 less from Johnny Appleseed.View Deal

Deals added Wednesday, September 19

Apple iPhone X 256GB (Silver) | was $1,829 now $1,449

Apple has stopped listing the iPhone X on its site, so most retailers will now be rushing to sell off their stock of the now-discontinued tenth anniversary handset that started the notch revolution. In fact, if you hurry, you can snag yourself a 256GB iPhone X for less than the retail value of the 64GB version.View Deal

Google Pixel 2 XL 64GB (Black) | usually $1,399 now $939

One of the best camera phones on the market today, the Google Pixel 2 XL takes stunning photos even when you’re out in the rain. With Google Assistant only a voice command away and the few phones to be the first to get an OS upgrade, this is a smart choice, especially when you can save $460 on the plus-sized handset. Note that this is a grey import, so make sure you’re comfortable with your choice before you buy.View Deal

Bose SoundTouch 30 Series III | usually $749 now $645

The ever-popular home audio systems from Bose come with a hefty price tag, but shopping around can get you the same speakers for less. Like this Bose SoundTouch 30 Series III wireless home music system from VideoPro can save you over $100, and it’s available in both black and white.View Deal

Dyson V8 Animal Handstick | usually $799 now $549

One of the most popular and reliable brands in the cleaning business, Dyson’s vacuum cleaners do not disappoint, but they do cost a pretty penny. But if you’re after one of the powerful cordless handsticks, then the V8 Animal is on sale on Kogan for just $549, saving you $250 on the RRP.View Deal

Deals added Monday, September 17

Sony 55-inch X7500F Ultra HD Android TV |
usually $1,899 now $1,382

Need to get yourself a new telly? While you could be scraping the bottom of your bank account to upgrade to one of the new OLED TVs, you can still get an excellent UHD smart TV for less. With great image quality, and a saving of $517 from VideoPro, give a thought to the 55-inch Sony X7500F UHD Android TV.View Deal

Nikon D3400 + 18-55mm lens | usually $699 now $497

Nikon recently announced the launch of the D3500, the successor to its excellent entry-level D3400. And while there are improvements to the new generation, the D3400 is still one heck of a camera, especially when you can save over $200 on the kit which includes an AF-P 18-55mm lens from Harvey Norman.

Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II | usually $599 now $497

Planning on heading off on a family adventure and need something to capture every memorable moment? The Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II makes most pocketable cameras look bulky, thanks to its diminutive proportions and retro looks. Plus you get superbly better images than you would with a smartphone, for just $497 on Amazon, available in both the classy silver and brown leather look and in the all-black body.

JBL Playlist | usually $248 now $98

JBL doesn’t list this punchy and bassy multi-room speaker on its site any longer, meaning you can snag one for cheap at Harvey Norman. Not only do you get great sound, there’s plenty of connectivity options on this neat little package as well, and all for just $98 apiece.View Deal

iRobot Roomba 690 | usually $849 now $599

Put your feet up while something else cleans your home for you, literally. With a robot vacuum, you’ll only need to lift a finger or issue a voice command to get the cleaning started and the iRobot Roomba 690 will do its thing, for just $599 on Amazon. That’s $250 less than its usual retail price.